October 12, 1861
THE REBELS AT WORTHINGTON - MORE FIGHTING IN THAT SECTION - On Tuesday last the rebels at Worthington, Marion county, killed a man named Sharp a member of Capt. Nay's Home Guards. They ran his body through with a bayonet, and tying a bullet across his breast left him lying on the ground. The next day a party of the Union soldiers came upon a body of the rebels and killed two of them, John Anderson, a ringleader, and another man named Gallahue. At another time the Union men shot the hand off of John Righter, as he was sneaking through the woods.
The country about Worthington was being most effectually scouted.
Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: October 1861